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Guardians RejectsOoga-chaka! “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the solar system’s most anticipated summer adventure is about to arrive in theaters and make movie stars out of the freakiest-looking aliens this side of the Milky Way. A gigantic walking tree? A foul-mouthed raccoon with heavy artillery? As strange as these creatures may be, they are the only ones fit for the job… Continue reading 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Rejects: Sci-Fi Icons Who Got Cut From Marvel's Space Team

“The future is now.”

That’s a line we hear pretty often these days, but it’s particularly applicable lately whenever you go online, turn on the television, or head to the theater. From the streaming coverage of the Philae lander’s touchdown on the surface of a comet, to the successful return of documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, to the immersive adventures… Continue reading The Geek Beat: It's a Good Time to Like the Science in Sci-fi Movies

Step 1: Go to nearest thrift store and buy whatever cheap paintings they have depicting generic scenes of idylic Americana.

Step 2. Paint in something that doesn’t belong.

Step 3: Sell it to me, please. Because I want it. I want them all.

One of the people who does this is artist Dave Pollot, and he recently posted a new… Continue reading When Classic Sci-fi Icons Invade Old Thrift Store Paintings

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1.  Big Hero 6 – $ 56.2 million ($ 56.2 million total)

2.  Interstellar – $ 50.0 million ($ 52.1 million total)

3. Gone Girl – $ 6.1 million ($ 145.0 million total)

4. Ouija – $ 6.0 million ($ 43.4 million total)

5. St. Vincent – $ 5.7 million

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a good movie. It is, unfortunately, not a great movie, which many science fiction fans were expecting.

And yet, this erratic, messy and massively ambitious film somehow feels more interesting because of its flaws. Its inconsistencies are worn like a badge of honor — Nolan and and his collaborators swung for the fences and fell short… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Examining the Science Fiction Movie DNA of 'Interstellar'